Thursday, September 20, 2012
Day 270 - One of the most common questions Bento Bloggers get is "What do you do with all the scraps?" The short answer is, we eat them! D's lunch today is baked french toast made from the scraps of about 4 sandwiches. For deli meat and cheese scraps, one of us eats them pretty much right away same with fruit scraps. Veggie scraps are either eaten or put away for soup/stock or rice pilaf. There is probably less waste for my family making lunch this way because if I were to give D a whole sandwich she would throw the crust away anyway! So along with the baked french toast she has chicken apple sausage, yogurt stars, blueberries (yes they are frozen but will be defrosted by lunch time) and in the Mini Dipper there is some syrup.
For the French Toast Casserole
I cubed up the bread scraps and put them in a 2 cup casserole dish. Then I mixed 2 eggs, about 3/4 c milk, a couple dashes of apple pie spice and 1/2 tsp vanilla together then poured it over the bread cubes. I covered it with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge overnight. I baked it at 350 for about 25 minutes or until the center is set.
Here is what some of my Bento Blogging Friends have to say on the subject:
What's In Our Lunch Bags
Mama Belly Lunches
Bento on Better Lunches and this one too!
This Lunch Rox
Biting The Hand That Feeds You and this one and this one.